A Microsoft executive has said that the forthcoming version of OpenAI’s GPT-4 will make it possible to convert text to video.
Microsoft Germany CTO Andreas Braun said at an AI event last Thursday that users would be able to convert text into video using OpenAI’s impending GPT-4 version, as reported by the German daily Heise. Microsoft has invested billions of dollars into OpenAI, making it the company’s largest investor.
Braun also stated that the more advanced AI will be shown this week, ending any lingering rumors about when it may be made available to the public. “We will launch GPT-4 next week, there we will have multimodal models that will give entirely other possibilities – for example, films,” Braun stated, reported Heise.
Many in Silicon Valley are optimistic about OpenAI’s new approach, but the company’s Founder, Sam Altman, recently told the venture capital journal StrictlyVC, “People are begging to be disappointed, and they will be.”
According to FastCompany, OpenAI’s chief technology officer, Mira Murati, has remarked, “I think less hype would be excellent,” but she noted that this might actually increase the number of options available.
Even while competitors like Meta and Google have included text-to-video capabilities in their own AI, this is a significant improvement for the immensely popular ChatGPT, which has only supported spoken outputs up until now.
The collaboration between Microsoft and OpenAI is supposedly worth over $10 billion and is the driving force behind Microsoft’s own Bing chatbot. Despite claims from both firms that they are utilizing the same GPT-3.5 methodology, the New York Times has found that Bing is “quite likely” already using GPT-4.
About 100 million people have downloaded ChatGPT since its release last November, making it the fastest app to reach that milestone. TikTok trailed by seven months.
Elon Musk, who cofounded OpenAI but left the board in 2018, has been critical of the company’s management.
Last month, he tweeted that “OpenAI was started as an open source (which is why I titled it ‘Open’ AI), non-profit corporation to act as a counterbalance to Google,” but that the organization has now transformed into a “closed source,” “maximum-profit,” “essentially controlled by Microsoft” business.
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